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Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin Holley)
(September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959)

Buddy Holly was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who along
with his band The Crickets pioneered rock with "That’ll Be the
Day," which topped the Billboard Best Sellers list.

He won a talent contest when he was five years old for singing
"Have You Ever Gone Sailing (Down the River of Memories)."

Rolling Stone ranked him as the thirteenth "Greatest Artist of
All Time." He died in a plane crash less than two years after
his career took off.

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HALL OF FAME GUITARIST HAS DIED AT 68

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Edward C. "Ed" King (September 14, 1949 – August 22, 2018)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) – Ed King, the former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynrd,
has died at his home in Nashville. He had been battling cancer in the months
prior to his death.

King’s family made the announcement in a Facebook post, ending with ‘We
thank his many friends and fans for their love and support of Ed during his
life and career."

The rocker played guitar for Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972 to 1975 and helped
write iconic songs such as, "Sweet Home Alabama."

King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006

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On this day in 1987, U.S,
President Ronald Reagan challenged Soviet
Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. It was 29
months later when Gorbachev allowed Berliners to destroy the wall.

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On September 12,1990, now-former President Reagan returned
to Berlin with wife Nancy, where he personally took a few
symbolic hammer swings at a remnant of the Berlin Wall.

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On this day in 1963, Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was fatally
shot in front of his home in Jackson, MS.

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Medgar Wiley Evers (July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963)

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Byron De La Beckwith was accused of killing civil rights activist
Medgar Evers in 1963. After two trials had hung juries in 1964,
he was finally convicted of the crime in 1994. He received a life
sentence in prison where he died on January 21, 2001 at the age
of 80.

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On 12 June 1978, Berkowitz was sentenced to 25 years to life in
prison for each murder, to be served consecutively. The Serial
killer had terrorized the streets of New York City for over a year.
killing six people and leaving seven others severely injured. He
was being called the .44 Caliber Killer at the time.

 

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David Richard Berkowitz turned 65 on June 1.


In 1987, Berkowitz claimed to have become an
evangelical Christian while
in prison. According to his personal testimony, his moment of
conversion
occurred after reading
Psalm 34:6 from a Bible given to him by a fellow
inmate. He says he is no longer to be referred to as the "Son of Sam"
but the "Son of Hope".  

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, New York on this day in 1939.

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This famous photo from the 1939 Hall of Fame dedication ceremony
is missing Ty Cobb, who received more votes than any other player
in the first election.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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President George W. Bush’s first State of The Union Speech on
this day in 2002.

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A bomb exploded at an abortion clinic in Birmingham, AL, killing an
off-duty
policeman and severely wounding a nurse on this day in
1998.
  Eric Rudolph (below) was charged with this bombing and
three other
attacks in Atlanta.


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Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Raven" was published for the first time in the "New York Evening Mirror on this day in 1845.

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Edgar Allan Poe 
(January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849)

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On this day in 1936, Ty Cobb received the most votes of any player
on the inaugural
Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, receiving 222 out of
a possible 226 votes (98.2%); no other player received a higher percentage of votes until
Tom Seaver in 1992. In 1999, editors at
the Sporting News ranked Ty Cobb third on their list of "Baseball’s
100 Greatest Players".

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TY COBB, BABE RUTH, HONUS WAGNER, CHRISTY
MATHEWSON, WALTER JOHNSON.

 

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Oprah Winfrey (Orpah Gail Winfrey) is 64 today.

Television host and producer Oprah Winfrey was named the
most influential woman in the world by TIME magazine and
hosted The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest-rated syndicated
program on air, from 1986 to 2011. She was crowned Miss Black
Tennessee while in college and began co-anchoring the evening
news when she was nineteen. Oprah became the world’s first
female black billionaire and the richest self-made American
woman. She had a net worth over $2 billion in 2013.

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The first issue, June 2000.

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Tim maguire
TIM MAGUIRE

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London received its initial rain of bombs from Nazi Germany during World War II on this day in 1940.

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The military dictator and President of the Democratic
Republic of the Congo died on this day in 1997.

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The Panama Canal treaties were signed by U.S. President Carter
(left) and General Omar Torrijos Herrera on this day in 1977. The
treaties  called for the
U.S.
to turn over control of the canal’s
waterway to Panama in the year 2000.
      


        
      
      
      
      
   
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ESPN, the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network,
made its debut on cable TV on this day in 1979.

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The National Professional Football Hall of Fame was dedicated
in Canton,
OH on this day in 1963.

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Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin Holley)
(September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959)

Buddy Holly was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist
who along The Crickets pioneered rock with "That’ll
Be the Day," which topped the Billboard Best Sellers.   

Buddy won a talent contest when he was five years old
for singing "Have You Ever Gone Sailing (Down the River
of Memories)."

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